Synopses & Reviews
A landmark in reference publishing and overseen and authenticated by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, Natural History presents an unrivaled visual survey of Earth's natural history. Giving a clear overview of the classification of our natural world-over 6,000 species-Natural History looks at every kingdom of life, from bacteria, minerals, and rocks to fossils to plants and animals. Featuring a remarkable array of specially commissioned photographs, Natural History looks at thousands of specimens and species displayed in visual galleries that take the reader on an incredible journey from the most fundamental building blocks of the world's landscapes, through the simplest of life forms, to plants, fungi, and animals.
The whole world is quite literally in your hands with this monumental guide to everything under the Sun.
Planet Earth's eclectic wildlife and endless wonders are presented in extraordinary beauty and stunning detail for nature enthusiasts to study and savor.
This spectacular compendium was five years in the making and the pages come filled with more than 5,000 species and in-depth studies of animals, plants, fungi, microorganisms, rocks, and minerals. Thousands of stunning, specially commissioned photographs complement the engaging and informative text supplied by a global team of natural history experts.
From the evolution of nature to the classification of species, Natural History is bursting with essential knowledge in a continually breathtaking format. As the only book to provide a complete visual survey of our planet's natural history, this groundbreaking work is beyond compare and is the most welcome addition to any family or school library.
A spectacular and exceptionally well-illustrated guide to everything on Earth. From rocks to redwoods and microbes to mammals - this is a dazzling visual introduction to our planet's treasures.
Filled with more than 5,000 species and in-depth studies of animals, plants, fungi, microorganisms, rocks, and minerals, it's the ultimate celebration of the world's extraordinary diversity of life.
Planet Earth's eclectic wildlife and endless wonders come to life in the most spectacular way in this monumental compendium of Earth's natural wonders. Compiled by a team of professional wildlife experts working with the world-renowned Smithsonian Institution, this comprehensive nature book was 5 years in the making
This unrivaled visual survey of Earth's natural history looks at every kingdom of life. It is packed with thousands of eye-popping, specially commissioned photographs and in-depth two-page spreads on incredible species. The engaging and informative text was supplied by a global team of natural history experts to make this bold visual encyclopedia a perfect addition to every family bookshelf or school library.
From the evolution of nature to the classification of species, Natural History begins with a general introduction to life on earth. The next chapters form an extensive and accessible catalog of species and specimens - from flowering plants to reptiles - interspersed with fact-filled introductions to each group and in-depth profile features.
A True Visual Dictionary of Earth's Natural Wonders
Natural History squeezes as many plants, animals, rocks, and minerals as possible between its covers. This extraordinary reference book from DK Books is eye candy for nature lovers of all ages, and makes a fantastic gift
Explore everything on Earth, such as:
- Living earth
- Minerals, rocks, and fossils
- Microscopic life